Artist
Faith Taylor Carlsbad, California

Faith Taylor began her career as a self-taught mural artist in Los Angeles during the late 1980s. She was commissioned to paint over 2,000 murals in homes and businesses across Southern California before switching to canvas 14 years ago. Currently, Faith’s guiding inspiration is the concept of a far-off horizon. She finds hope and comfort in looking to the distance, to the future. “Horizons inspire me,” the artist says. “I find depth comforting as it not only gives my eyes a place to wander, but my mind a place to go and relax or explore.” Faith creates depth in her oil paintings by applying multiple layers of oil paint and glazes, waiting for days in between to allow the paint to dry. Faith's methodical layering technique is reflected in the patient and thoughtful mood of her artwork. The muted, earthy palette she employs encourages the viewer to meditate on each painting, gazing deeply to the abstracted horizon line.

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    About The Artist

    Faith Taylor began her career as a self-taught mural artist in Los Angeles during the late 1980s. She was commissioned to paint over 2,000 murals in homes and businesses across Southern California before switching to canvas 14 years ago. Currently, Faith’s guiding inspiration is the concept of a far-off horizon. She finds hope and comfort in looking to the distance, to the future. “Horizons inspire me,” the artist says. “I find depth comforting as it not only gives my eyes a place to wander, but my mind a place to go and relax or explore.” Faith creates depth in her oil paintings by applying multiple layers of oil paint and glazes, waiting for days in between to allow the paint to dry. Faith's methodical layering technique is reflected in the patient and thoughtful mood of her artwork. The muted, earthy palette she employs encourages the viewer to meditate on each painting, gazing deeply to the abstracted horizon line.

    Artist Statement

    With no warning whatsoever, life presented me with a "Detour." What originally appeared to be a major inconvenience has turned out to be an adventure of spirit and artistic growth. I have almost always painted from memory, but now that I'm in unfamiliar territory I have no memories from which to tap into. So, with this new direction, I'm "off-roading" with new colors and new adventures in bold strokes. I am now creating without a preconceived notion of the finished product. Painting intuitively and spontaneously is giving me a sense of freedom and power like I’ve never known. As an artist, it’s my job to tap into this new-found power of spontaneity and uncertainty and ask questions and ask again. I paint and paint again. It’s a time to trust the energy of my creativity now more than ever. There is a sensation in my studio of feeling lost and found simultaneously. The harmony of that essence is where I learn to grow and learn to be fearless. The ‘reason’ for the detour is becoming more and more obvious and I’m learning to find comfort far, far from my originally well-defined comfort zone. It may take hours, days, weeks or months to complete a painting, but the story that emerges from this new process is my story. I am transcribing a time and place or wordless thoughts. They are autobiographical and have a direct through-line to the essence of who I am. And, as in often the case with life’s events, they are unforeseen and created through a series of moments, with each moment adding up to now. My visual language is maturing and I am discovering an even deeper sense of who I am as an artist as I detour ahead.

    Hear What Collectors Say About Faith's Work

    Faith Taylor 12/11/2018 | 6:56 PM

    R Patterson, Your note has me smiling from ear to ear. I am thrilled and honored to be your first 'original art' purchase. Thank you!! ...and, wow, you started off your collection with a large piece! :) I like the way you think. Thank you for sending a note, it means so much to me. You are very kind and I'm very happy you are loving your new art. Have a Wonderful Holiday and a Great 2019! - Faith

    commentsA Little Kindness Goes A Long Way
    R Patterson purchased this artwork. 12/11/2018 | 6:39 PM

    This is my first orginal painting purchase. I cannot look at it without smiling, I just Love It. Thank You!

    Faith Taylor 7/6/2018 | 1:31 PM

    Thank you. I'm glad you are happy and it works well in your office. The depth, color and 'life' of a painting are so much better in person. Thank you for choosing my art and thank you for taking the time to write a note. - Faith

    commentsNow or Never II
    D Griggs purchased this artwork. 7/6/2018 | 11:18 AM

    This is a beautiful painting. It is perfect in my office. Very inspirational.

    Faith Taylor 9/14/2017 | 6:58 PM

    Robert, I forgot to mention that I use Golden Acrylic paints and Tri Art Finest Quality Paints. There should be no deterioration over time. I have paintings that I did years ago and they are holding up beautifully....as though they were painted yesterday. -Faith

    Faith Taylor 9/14/2017 | 5:39 PM

    Hi Robert, Thank you for your interest in "FREE SPIRIT". It is a beautiful piece filled with color and motion. The canvas is 1/5" deep. It is a gallery wrapped canvas, there are no staples visible on the sides or on the back. The edges of the canvas fabric are not visible from the back, as they are tucked neatly between the outer and inner frame. It is the best wooden canvas available. The painting is made up of MANY layers of paint. The colors are vibrant and I do not normally apply a finish but I have in the past and I am most happy to do that for you. I am able to spray or paint on a finish. Personally I prefer the spray but either is just as effective. The edges are painted white and it is ready to hang. Framing is optional. I hope this give you an insight to the painting. I'm happy to answer any other questions or concerns you may have. Thank you again for your interest and email. - Faith

    commentsFree Spirit
    Robert McCall 9/14/2017 | 4:04 PM

    Hi Faith, I'm interested in your painting "FREE SPIRIT". I know the listing says the canvas is 1.5 inches in depth. What canvas do you use and is the painting sealed with a spray gloss? How does one protect this investment from deteriorating over time? Any other info is much appreciated. Thanks Robert McCall

    Faith Taylor 4/28/2016 | 2:05 PM

    Dear J Johnston, Thank you for your beautiful note. Yes, I am very curious about where my art goes. As an artist I am frequently asked about my inspiration or what my paintings mean to me. It is a rare blessing that I get to hear the story of how my painting touched someone else. Your story is beautiful and honest and so very appreciated. Thank you for sharing your story with me. I feel honored and grateful....and inspired. Thank YOU and congratulations on your marriage and all of your New Horizons. Much love. - Faith

    commentsNew Horizon
    J Johnston 4/24/2016 | 4:39 PM

    I'm sure you are always curious where your art goes, so wanted to share the story behind my purchase of your work today. I moved in with my fiancé about a year and a half ago. In the living room he has a piece of art that he bought after a rough divorce. It’s gorgeous but casts a shadow from a darker time. I have been searching for the perfect piece to replace it, and today as I was paging through UGallery, I was immediately obsessed with the style, colors and light in your piece “New Horizon”. I'm also a big believer and fate and when I saw the title of this work and your profile, I knew that I had finally found the perfect piece. I purchased it immediately and can’t wait for it to arrive. Thank you for creating this magical piece. We are thrilled to add it to our home as we begin a new life together!

    J Johnston 4/24/2016 | 4:30 PM

    Hello Faith,

    Faith Taylor 11/10/2014 | 11:23 AM

    John, I am so happy you are enjoying my art. Yes, I would love to see where they are hanging. It's always such a mystery when something I've created and bonded with leaves my studio. Photos would be very welcomed. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. All the best to you. - Faith

    commentsBreakthrough
    J Linehan purchased this artwork. 11/10/2014 | 10:18 AM

    Hello Faith, We have two of your works and love them both. If you'd like a picture of where they are hung, we'd be happy to send you one! John

    Faith Taylor 11/7/2011 | 9:12 PM

    Thank you for the kind words! I love this piece. It's fun, playful, loaded with color and lots of emotion. I hope that this piece compliments your style and your home. I've sent additional photos and hope they help you to see all the intimate details. Thanks again. Have a wonderful evening. -Faith

    commentsPeach Undertones
    C Klein 11/5/2011 | 12:56 PM

    I love the warm colors, look forward to seeing the painting in my home!

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